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November 6, 2023


Navigating the Energy Transition: A Review of State Policies

State legislatures have taken a leading role in directing and managing many aspects of the clean energy transition. However, the scale of the transition requires engagement and collaboration from every level and branch of government. This publication reviews how state legislatures are managing clean energy development and the impacts on communities and the workforce.

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Utility Dive

DOE Selects 7 Hydrogen Hubs for $7B Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy announced its selection of seven regional hydrogen hubs expected to produce 3 million metric tons of hydrogen in total each year.

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New York Gov. Hochul Announces 4 GW of Offshore Wind Contracts as Industry Criticizes Recent Actions

After a state commission recently rejected a petition to adjust offshore wind contracts due to inflation, New York announced solicitation awards for three new offshore projects.

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CT Insider

Connecticut Partnering with RI and Mass. for Future Wind Power Projects

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island announced a joint agreement to procure new contracts to develop offshore wind power in a more cost effective and efficient manner.

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AP News

US Announces $3.5B for Projects Nationwide to Strengthen Electric Grid, Bolster Resilience

In the largest federal investment ever in grid infrastructure, the DOE announced $3.5 billion in funding for 58 projects across the country to enhance electric grid resilience to severe weather.

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Missouri Independent

Grain Belt Express Transmission Line Wins Final Approval in Missouri

Missouri regulators gave final approval for an 800-mile high-voltage transmission line that will deliver renewable energy across Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

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E&E News

State Rooftop Solar Crackdowns Cloud the Industry’s Future

In most states, net metering has been one of the biggest incentives for rooftop solar installations, yet many states are rolling back their policies over concerns about their compensation models.

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Power Magazine

Major Solar-Plus-Storage Project Online at Retired Gas-Fired Power Plant

In California, old fossil fuel infrastructure is being repurposed to build one of the nation’s largest solar-plus-storage hybrid power plants.

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